I put together collections of Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel pictures this week, which have seemed popular, so next up is former world champion and current Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso. I was lucky enough to see Fernando take his first pole position at the Malaysian Grand Prix in 2003, and I have also seen him race to varying levels of successes at other Grands Prix. Seeing him win the European Grand Prix in Valencia in 2012 was quite a moment, given the level of excitement and support from the home crowd. I watched as he grabbed a Spanish flag and drove around on the remainder of his victory lap with the flag.
I watched Fernando race at the 2013 Spanish Grand Prix. Again, like Valencia in 2012, Fernando’s win was very popular with the home crowd, and included seeing him on his victory lap proudly waving the Spanish flag. This popular result meant that there was plenty of celebration after the Grand Prix around the circuit, in the nearby town of Montmelo, and back in Barcelona for evening. All weekend, there had been plenty of support for Fernando, with many of the crowd wearing Ferrari or Fernando branded outfits.
The Ferrari team proved to be second best to Red Bull again in 2013, with Seb Vettel winning his fourth consecutive world championship. The 2014 season saw the other side of the Ferrari garage being occupied by fellow former world champion, Kimi Raikkonen. However, Fernando had the better season, finishing in sixth place to Kimi’s twelfth in the championship. He surprised many with a move at the end of the season back to McLaren, where he partnered Jenson Button for 2015 in what became a development year for the team. Button and Alonso remained at the team for 2016, with 2017 seeing Fernando partnered with Stoffel Vandoorne, a partnership that continues into 2018.
There is a list of my various galleries of Formula One drivers here.
Here are pictures of Fernando over the last decade or so, I hope that you like them.
Fernando Alonso during Winter Testing 2018
Fernando Alonso during Winter Testing 2017
Fernando Alonso at the 2016 British Grand Prix
Fernando Alonso during Winter Testing 2016
Fernando Alonso at the 2015 Belgium Grand Prix
Fernando Alonso at the 2015 British Grand Prix
Fernando Alonso at the 2014 German Grand Prix
Fernando Alonso at the 2014 British Grand Prix
Fernando Alonso in the 2013 British Grand Prix
Fernando Alonso in the 2013 Spanish Grand Prix
Winter Testing 2013
2012 British Grand Prix
2012 European Grand Prix
Winter Testing 2012
2011 British Grand Prix
2010 British Grand Prix
2009 British Grand Prix
2003 Malaysian Grand Prix